Chattanooga FC Wraps Up Regular Season On Saturday, Faces Off Against Guatemalan Pro Team Sunday

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Chattanooga Football Club rolls into the home stretch of the NPSL regular season on a five game win streak with just three games to play.

The last home match of the regular season is this Saturday, June 29, against Asheville City, SC.

The team is averaging just under three goals per match, and has only given up six goals in seven games, and only one goal in the last five. This has resulted in a 5-1-1 record in NPSL play and first place in the Southeast Conference. With just three games to play in the regular season and a tightly packed table, there’s no room for error.

“This last home match for us is really crucial,” said Bill Elliott, head coach and general manager, Chattanooga FC. “The guys are playing well, but it’s extremely important that we finish the regular season strong and carry good momentum into the playoffs.”

The match will be the second time in just over a week that the team has faced Asheville City. CFC visited the land of sky last Tuesday and came home with a 2-0 victory. The match is also the second leg of the Blue Ridge Derby, the winner of which earns bragging rights and the coveted Blue Ridge Derby keg, currently on display at Chattanooga Brewing Company.

“We love Asheville City, they always bring us a tough test and their fans are great,” said Sheldon Grizzle, president, Chattanooga FC. “It’s so important for us to maintain momentum and finish the NPSL regular season strong. Plus, we definitely don’t want the Blue Ridge Derby keg to leave CBC.”

On the heels of Saturday’s match is another great match in team history. CSD Municipal or “Los Rojos,” one of the most successful professional teams in Guatemalan history, is coming to Rossville to play the boys in blue. Los Rojos has won 30 league titles and a host of national and international cups. The match will be held Sunday, June 30th, at Ridgeland High School in Rossville.

Tickets are $20 in advance and available at CFCtix.com, and are $25 at the gate.  This match is hosted by a third party, so season tickets are not valid for this match, but will give access to free parking.


Lee Volleyball Wins In Season Finale

Cleveland State Open Hoops Conference Play With Win

Monday Scores 27 In Covenant Women's 84-72 Loss


The Lee University volleyball team ended the 2019 season on a positive note with a 3-1 (25-23, 25-20, 23-25, 27-25) win over Christian Brothers University Saturday afternoon in Paul Dana Walker ... (click for more)

The Cleveland State women's basketball team started their conference season slate strong on Saturday night, earning a dominating 80-56 win at Vol State. Though the Lady Cougars struggled ... (click for more)

Hannah Monday scored a career-high 27 points and collected seven rebounds, but the Covenant women's basketball team could not overcome Birmingham Southern in an 84-72 loss at the Richard Dardenne ... (click for more)


Sports

Lee Volleyball Wins In Season Finale

The Lee University volleyball team ended the 2019 season on a positive note with a 3-1 (25-23, 25-20, 23-25, 27-25) win over Christian Brothers University Saturday afternoon in Paul Dana Walker Arena. The victory snapped an 11-match losing streak for the Lady Flames (10-21, 3-13 GSC). Bailey Kress an Abby Stroh paced the Lee offense with 17 and 14 kills, respectively. Quinne ... (click for more)

Cleveland State Open Hoops Conference Play With Win

The Cleveland State women's basketball team started their conference season slate strong on Saturday night, earning a dominating 80-56 win at Vol State. Though the Lady Cougars struggled in the first half, they had a much better second frame to pull away from the Lady Pioneers. Cassidy Nihoff was a key player off of the bench for Cleveland State, scoring 10 points and ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Worker Stuck In Boom High In The Trees Climbs Safely Down Ladder To Shorter Bucket

Firefighters and EPB crews helped a worker stuck in an extended boom truck high up in the trees on Friday night. Quint 13, Engine 15 and Battalion 2 were dispatched to 1001 Woodmore Terrace at 6 p.m. They found a tree service boom truck extended with the business owner in the bucket. He had two helpers with him trying to find a way to get him down. Firefighters ... (click for more)

Funeral Will Be Tuesday For East Ridge Man Who Died In House Fire

The funeral service will be Tuesday for a 62-year-old East Ridge man who died in a house fire on Thursday. James Fred "Freddy" Robertson died after being taken to a hospital. Lisa Crowe, 62, was in critical condition. East Ridge Firefighters responded at approximately 10:39 p.m. to 1302 Adonna Lane. Upon arrival heavy smoke and fire was coming from a single-story residence. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Tubman TIF - Not Yet Ready For Prime Time

A wise man once wrote that reading about tax increment financing is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Yes, it is boring, but it is important that the city use this tool wisely to create economic development opportunities and to build community trust. On Thursday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m., the Industrial Development Board (IDB) will hold a public hearing regarding a proposed ... (click for more)

Send Your Opinions To Chattanoogan.com; Include Your Full Name, Address, Phone Number For Verification

We welcome your opinions at Chattanoogan.com. Email to news@chattanoogan.com . We require your real first and last name and contact information. This includes your home address and phone number. We do not post the contact information, but need it for verification. There is no word limit, but if your article is too long you may lose your reader. Please focus more on issues ... (click for more)